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Shane Davis

PhD Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Interests: theoretical astrophysics, particularly accretion theory, astrophysical black holes, magnetohydrodynamics and radiative transfer, and star formation/feedback
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Room: 1401
Phone Number: +1 (416) 978-1777

Most Recent CITA Preprints:
Radiation Magneto-hydrodynamic Simulations of the Formation of Hot Accretion Disk Coronae
The effects of irradiation on the cloud evolution in active galactic nuclei
On the Thermal Stability of Radiation Dominated Accretion Disks
Dynamics of warped accretion discs
Saturation of the MRI in Strongly Radiation Dominated Accretion Disks
Non-linear Evolution of Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in a Radiation Supported Atmosphere
The Eye of the Storm: Light from the Inner Plunging Region of Black Hole Accretion Discs
A Radiation Transfer Solver for Athena using Short Characteristics
A Godunov Method for Multidimensional Radiation Magnetohydrodynamics based on a variable Eddington tensor
Title: Intrinsic disc emission and the Soft X-ray Excess in AGN
Cold Accretion Disks and Lineless Quasars
The Extreme Spin of the Black Hole in Cygnus X-1
The Cool Accretion Disk in ESO 243-49 HLX-1: Further Evidence of an Intermediate Mass Black Hole
Measuring Black Hole Spin by the Continuum-Fitting Method: Effect of Deviations from the Novikov-Thorne Disc Model
Measuring the Spins of Accreting Black Holes
The X-Ray Polarization Signature of Quiescent Magnetars: Effect of Magnetospheric Scattering and Vacuum Polarization
The Radiative Efficiency of Accretion Flows in Individual Active Galactic Nuclei